Queen Species ID help!!

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Wolfflower
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Queen Species ID help!!

Post: # 77384Post Wolfflower
Fri May 07, 2021 12:52 am

Hello~

I just recently caught my very first queen and I'm having trouble identifying her species. I'm nervous that she might not be fully claustral and that makes me pretty anxious... I've had her for about 4-5 days now and I wanna make sure she's getting everything she needs, or if I can stop worrying so much.

She was caught in IL, late April, in late afternoon, it was a nice warm day (not really sure if this info is helpful or not but there it is)

Here are some pics of her as well, and I will try harder to get better shots if need be:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=dec66efa25&attid=0.2&permmsgid=msg-a:r-8072229967159550548&th=1794551e366cbae2&view=fimg&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ9QfwUyNUrkGn1F5C86AJ6TR_2T7IuFXaghPUYJwN38ZIQn8l1MTMjOI9-tBxQy-hXwx13D-jfuviixpRMURnh-nYtPIDmku48eA0NAaXEF3XC1ZAmVENef4KI&disp=emb&realattid=1794551b2ecac8f48241

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=dec66efa25&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-8072229967159550548&th=1794551e366cbae2&view=fimg&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ9q2bpJgXmys2yIN2ug5PJE7s5pvmufQHymSFAVveHFqFKaGzG_vm5sBULiHWs97N9o76WRZTjQ_WL-Y67nl3rIzrkqXkeAfE-2WumEKOz8Z4TqKjuWYzchp0M&disp=emb&realattid=1794551c51810d55c252

I was also hoping that someone could let me know how often you need to feed semi, or non claustral ants, and what should you feed them?

Thanks AC Fam! <3

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AM1C39
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Re: Queen Species ID help!!

Post: # 77392Post AM1C39
Fri May 07, 2021 7:10 am

Your pictures are not working, this should help if you are having trouble: https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4631 And also what length(in mm) and color is the queen?
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

Wolfflower
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Re: Queen Species ID help!!

Post: # 77401Post Wolfflower
Fri May 07, 2021 12:18 pm

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Hopefully this works better :)

She's ~10mm, dark brown, with goldish-red legs

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Re: Queen Species ID help!!

Post: # 77405Post AM1C39
Fri May 07, 2021 12:29 pm

It could be a formica queen, have a look at antmaps.org they can show you what species of formica live in your area.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

Jager89
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Re: Queen Species ID help!!

Post: # 77408Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 12:33 pm

looks like Formica limata to me but i could be wrong the middle part of her body is larger than that images ive seen of Limata but the side angle looks exactly the same

Wolfflower
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Re: Queen Species ID help!!

Post: # 77417Post Wolfflower
Fri May 07, 2021 3:44 pm

Thanks for the help guys 😁😁

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